WILMINGTON -- If you love to curl up with a good book a murder mystery series set in our area may be exactly what you're looking for. Ellen Elizabeth Hunter hasn't always been an author. "I was working, I had a job, I had the computer," she said. "I started writing to amuse myself because I had to be there, then I discovered that this is what I really want to do." She had found her passion. But she didn't have a story idea until she left Cary and took a trip to Wilmington. "The ghost walk inspired it and the thought of a haunted house," Hunter said. "I created a heroine who's in a position to find out the secrets that lead to plots related to the history of Wilmington." In 2003 she wrote her first book, "Murder on the Ghost Walk." "My books are contemporary but the plots relate to historical events," she said. Her passion for writing turned into a successful career. Ellen now has seven books in the series, the latest is "Christmas Wedding." "My main character is Ashley, she's the narrator, it's her voice she goes from ages 24 to 26 and gets divorces and remarried and is now marrying the true love of her life and she restores old houses." Ellen's already looking for ideas for her next novel. "Saturday I had lunch out at Lumina Station. I though, this would be a good place for a mystery, murder at Lumina Station. It's a great title I just don't know what the plot would be." A happy ending for Ellen who started writing for fun and has now made it fulfilling career. Hunter would eventually like to see her books played out on the big screen. But for now here are a few of the places you can find her books: at Barnes and Noble, Two Sisters Bookery and Amazon.com.
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